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Walter V. Bingham (1137)

1880, Swan Lake, Iowa
1952, Washington, D.C.
Short Biography
Walter Van Dyke Bingham (October 20, 1880 — July 8, 1952) was an American industrial and applied psychologist who helped popularize intelligence and aptitude testing in industry. He was a student of Edward L. Thorndike and taught Louis Leon Thurstone. In ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • Ph.D. in psychology, University of Chicago, 1908, under J. R. Angell*
Appointments & Honors
  • 1908-10, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 1910-15, Dartmouth College, established psychological laboratory there
  • 1915-24, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1916, organized and directed Division of Applied Psychology and Bureau of Salesmanship Research
  • 1924-34, director, Personnel Research Federation, Inc.
  • 1924-40, independent research and private practice in industrial psychology, summer teaching at Harvard and University of Minnesota, consultant to government agencies on personnel classification matters
  • 1940-47, chief psychologist, Adjutant General's office
  • editorial work, Personnel Journal (1923-37), Journal of Consulting Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Character and Personality, and Personnel Psychology
  • president, American Association of Applied Psychologists, 1941